Meet the Nashville cast: Joanna Montgomery

by brigid on March 28, 2014


Joanna Montgomery had always wanted to be a writer, but her work in a prestigious family law practice derailed those dreams for about a quarter of a century. Then circumstances caused her life’s path to take an unexpected turn.After being diagnosed with Fallopian tube cancer, Joanna began to chronicle her experiences of treatment, motherhood and marriage in an honest, unflinching blog called “It’s Cancer, Baby.”

She later went on to appear in a 10-part series of documentary shorts of the same name, all filmed during treatment, and was one of the first guests on Katie Couric’s talk show, “Katie,”

Joanna is now a regular contributing columnist for the Huffington Post, and her personal writings continue to inspire, comfort, and bring hope to countless others touched by the disease.

Today, in addition to writing and speaking, Joanna is currently working on a memoir, as well as a children’s book geared toward children fighting illness. She sits on the Board of the Women Survivors Alliance, and is also in the process of launching The Magnolia Foundation, a non-profit organization for research relating to the treatment and cure of gynecologic cancers.

Joanna juggles these responsibilities with chasing after an active toddler and an over-achieving husband, all with the soundtrack to “Frozen” in heavy rotation in her head. She would love for you to follow her on Twitter or check out her blog, as this will give her incentive to keep them updated.

Lynda Roberts March 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm

I know this dynamite phenomenon Joanna Montgomery. She is kind and sweet and funny as heck. Keep this girl in your sites because she is headed to the stars with her big personality and talent. You rock Joanna! Love from GAL

Patti Hughes April 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

They don’t come anymore honest than this lady right here. Don’t let her beauty fool you, this girl is full of love, kindness and full of smarts. Love Her and Hers. I’m so proud to have her in my life!

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